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Codes & Standards Committee

Jerry Warren, Chairman Expanded Plumbing Board Approved/Appointed At the plumbing contractors segment of the construction industry’s request, the City of Wichita and Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, have taken action to approve expansion of the plumbing board that existed during … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee

Jerry Warren, Chairman MABCD Status of Operations The most recent meeting of our Codes and Standards Committee featured a status report on the operation of MABCD. There was discussion of several recent concerns expressed by several members about the timing … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee

Jerry Warren – Chairperson • During this time of year when cities and counties are formulating their budgets for the coming year, our committee held several meetings with the Management of the MABCD to review and discuss the proposed MABCD … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee – April/May 2019

 OSHA to Begin Use of Drones in Conjunction with Inspections… Over the last several years, the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems – commonly called drones – has grown exponentially. It is predicted that by the year 2021 commercial drone use … Continue reading

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Membership Committee – April/May 2019

Even in a Storm Members Gather to Kick-off Spring New Member Recruiting Drive… See the 2019 membership drive information here:  Membership Drive Spring 2019

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Codes & Standards Committee – March 2019

Jerry Warren, Chairman  Sprinkler Legislation Not Expected to Get Legislators Attention… Sprinkler legislation introduced earlier this year in the Kansas House met with quite a lot of resistance in terms of the content of the bill; potential conflicts with Home … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee – December 2018

Participating in the ICC Codes Hearings Process… The International Codes Council (ICC) began its Online Governmental Consensus Vote on November 15, 2018, to determine which code proposals will make the cut for the 2021 building, fire, mechanical, and other I-Codes. … Continue reading

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Codes & Standards Committee – September 2018

Getting Current on Code Adoptions… Members attending the most recent meeting of the Committee received updates on a number of projects the Association has been working on with MABCD this year. Among them the most significant accomplishments have been: Adoption … Continue reading

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Codes Committee – June 2018

Update on Reviews of Recent Version of Codes With the completion of the 2018 version of the IRC Code completed, WABA representatives and MABCD staff met earlier this month to review and discuss proposed amendments which are minimal and expected … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee – May 2018

 Tony Zimbelman – Chairman  Reviewing Recent Version of Codes Over the past year members of WABA and MABCD staff have been meeting regularly to complete reviews of the 2018 IRC and IBC Codes (inclusive of amendments) for adoption consideration later … Continue reading

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Codes Committee – April 2018

MABCD’s Discounting of Building Permits to Begin Mid-April A proposal developed by representatives of the MABCD and WABA Industry Board is working its way through the approval processes that such proposals are subject to and getting no pushback from members … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee – March 2018

Continuing to work with MABCD to gain approval of proposal to begin discounting building permits by 10% in the next couple of months.  Working with KBIA, to remove changes in legislation introduced to give more authority to the Kansas Fire … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee – February 2018

Reductions in Residential and Commercial Building Permits Coming Soon… Working together with our WABA Industry Board, the Directors of the MABCD, will make a presentation in March, to the Wichita City Council, and Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners, which … Continue reading

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Codes & Standards Committee – January 2018

  Work remains ongoing with MABCD to limit the authority of the Kansas Fire Marshall’s Office to review and reject adoption of codes under city and county home rule authority by local jurisdictions which is contrary to be best interests … Continue reading

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Codes and Standards Committee – December 2017

  Members of the Committee, along with other stakeholders and MABCD staff, have begun a process of review of current versions of the building and trades codes to determine amendments that need to be added, and what provisions in the … Continue reading

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Codes & Standards Committee – November 2017

Continuing Involvement with Office of Kansas Fire Marshall Regarding Code Adoptions at Local Levels All members have been made aware of the conflict earlier this year that has developed with the Kansas Fire Marshall’s Office having to do with their … Continue reading

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